U9-U18 Open League (players born in 2013-2004)

Open League

 

 

First steps... Who is Ottawa TFC?

Ottawa TFC wants to be your home for soccer.  Recognized as a National level club by Canada Soccer, Ottawa TFC's ultimate goal for the U9-U18 Open program is to ensure that your child participates in a safe, fun and social environment and falls in love with the beautiful game. Whether your player simply wants to play with friends or aspires to be the next big star, Ottawa TFC's coaches bring a fun approach to each session, focusing on learning by doing, building a larger repertoire of soccer movements and teaching the basic principles of play in a challenging environment.

 

What can I expect as a soccer parent?

Players at this age may be just starting their "careers" in soccer, "skilling up" to try out competitive soccer or transitioning to "soccer for life" at a recreational level. They all need to develop their skills appropriately. The U9-U12 sessions are run by our most talented senior youth players, who are beginning their own coaching journey at our club. Our Youth Coaches are trained and licensed, and they are mentored on and off the field by OTFC's Academy staff coaches. Parent Coaches are volunteers who help our Youth Coaches manage the teams and learn some coaching skills, themselves. Think about signing up for this, yourself!

The U13-U18 divisions rely upon Parent Coaches to lead the teams in weekly games with short practices, beforehand. Our extra 3v3/4v4 fun league is run by our older Youth Coaches and staff coaches.

For all players U9-U18, teams are formed by gender taking into account registered players' ages and experience to make fun leagues with balanced teams. Our anticipated Open leagues (below) are subject to change upon actual registration numbers in each group, but we normally run U9-U10, U11-U12, U13-U14, U15-U16 and U17-U18 divisions. Our U13-U18 teams have the opportunity to play with teams from other clubs in Ottawa East, as well.

 


 

PLEASE NOTE: The main registration option for the U9-U18 Open / Recreational League offers one game night per week. The following additional skills development sessions are also offered for U9-U12 and U13-U18 players.

PRACTICE TIME AVAILABLE: U9-U12 Open Practice Plus (players born in 2010-2013)

ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL LEAGUE AVAILABLE: U13-U18 3v3 & 4v4 Open Leagues (players born in 2009-2004)

 

U9-U10 (players born in 2013-2012)

U11-U12 (players born in 2011-2010)

U13-U18 (players born in 2009-2004)

 

 

U9-U10 Program

  • Orleans *You will be added to the waitlist, as the program is full (05/13)*
    • 1 weekly game with no referee
    • Thursdays
      • Girls: 6:00 PM (18h00) or 7:10 PM (19h10) for scheduled games
      • Boys: 6:00 PM (18h00) or 7:10 PM (19h10) for scheduled games
    • Millennium Park (2010 Trim Rd)
    • May 26 to August 20 (week off from July 23-31)
    • $245/player
    • Friend requests and language considerations as well as balancing of teams are taken into account.
    • REGISTER NOW
  • Gloucester
    • 1 weekly game with no referee
    • Thursdays 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (19h00 to 20h00)
    • Vanessa Gilles Park / Pineview Park (1465 Ridgebrook Dr)
    • May 26 to August 20 (week off from July 23-31)
    • $245/player
    • Players will be grouped as they arrive.
    • REGISTER NOW

U11-U12 Program

  • Orleans
    • 1 weekly game with referee
    • Tuesdays at 6:00 PM (18h00)
    • Millennium Park (2010 Trim Rd)
    • May 24 to August 20 (week off from July 23-31)
    • $245/player
    • Friend requests and language considerations as well as balancing of teams are taken into account.
    • REGISTER NOW
  • Gloucester
    • 1 weekly game with no referee
    • Thursdays 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (19h00 to 20h00)
    • Vanessa Gilles Park / Pineview Park (1465 Ridgebrook Dr)
    • May 26 to August 20 (week off from July 23-31)
    • $245/player
    • Players will be grouped as they arrive.
    • REGISTER NOW

U13-U18 Program

  • 1 weekly game with referee, with a 30 minutes practice before each game
  • Games are coordinated with other Ottawa clubs in the east end. The games are always on the same night (with the possibility of the occasional "make up" game on a second night). All the fields are in the Gloucester / Orleans area.
    • U13 / U14 Boys: Tuesdays
    • U13 / U14 Girls: Wednesdays
    • U15 / U16 Boys: Mondays
    • U15 / U16 Girls: Thursdays
    • U17 / U18 Girls: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • May 20 to August 26 (week off from July 23-31)
  • $265/player
  • Friend requests and language considerations as well as balancing of teams are taken into account.
  • REGISTER NOW

U17 and U18 Boys are encouraged to check out OTFC's Friday night Men's League, a fun 7v7 league that is open to players U17 and up.

Payment information

The registration fee of the open programs are as listed above. A $50 non-volunteer fee is charged per family for each season. This fee is credited to your account upon volunteering at the end of the season. Fill out your volunteer application (PowerUp) during registration, if you are interested in volunteering. For more information, visit the volunteer information page on our website.

Part of your fee is non-refundable and covers insurance and administration costs associated with registered players.

 

What equipment does my child need?

The registration fee includes an Ottawa TFC training shirt, black shorts and soccer socks. Players are required to wear the provided uniform, protective shin guards and appropriate shoes at all sessions. Soccer cleats are allowed and recommended at all age groups but are not necessary for recreational play.

 

Who can I contact if I have questions about the program, address my concerns, inform the coach of a particular issue with my child, etc.?


Peter Humphries, U9-U18 Open Coordinator, recreation@ottawatfc.com

Brogan Engbers, U9-U18 High Performance and Open Staff Coach, brogan@ottawatfc.com

 

 

Player and parent requirements

OTFC follows FIFA and Ontario Soccer (OS) Policy states which require that all jewellery, including but not limited to earrings and watches, must be removed. Taping earrings is also not allowed. Casts – Hard casts are not permitted.

Players and parents must abide to the Ottawa TFC Return to Play Protocol and the Code of Conduct.